South Georgia Medical Center honored Katelyn Tawzer, RN, with the April DAISY Award for extraordinary nursing care. Tawzer was recognized for her compassionate care for patients, positive attitude, and unwavering support for fellow coworkers in the emergency department.
Tawzer was nominated by a coworker who describes her as “exactly the kind of person a DAISY Award is supposed to recognize.” Her nomination detailed ways she consistently goes above and beyond for patients, such as searching for a pillow, blanket, and a hot meal for an elderly patient.
The nomination also expresses how Tawzer is such an asset to the emergency department team because she jumps in to help without even being asked. In addition to being helpful, her colleagues describe her as knowledgeable and always having a positive attitude.
“When morale is down or people are exhausted, Katelyn seems to really bring the best out of those around her.”
SGMC continues to ask patients and fellow employees to honor nurses they feel go above and beyond in their actions and care. Nominations are reviewed by a committee based on criteria that include compassion, teamwork, leadership, attitude, and skills and knowledge.
DAISY awards are presented monthly in front of the nurse’s colleagues, physicians, patients, and visitors. Each honoree receives a certificate commending her or him for being an “Extraordinary Nurse.” They also receive a beautiful sculpture called A Healer’s Touch, hand-carved by artists of the Shona Tribe in Africa. A special floral arrangement of daisies was generously donated by The Flower Gallery, the local sponsor of SGMC’s DAISY Award.
To nominate a nurse for the DAISY award, visit sgmc.org/daisy.